I've read through these answers and see that many agents have the same
reservations I do.
This is not a dual agency question.
Your real question, however, is whether or not to use the listing agent of
the home you want to buy as the listing agent on your current home.
REALITY CHECK: This is a listing agent who didn't know or disclose that
the street in front of the green home is going to be widened; who significantly
over priced the green home. And if the listing agent of the green home led
you to believe he might encourage the green home owner to accept a lower
price if you list with him ........ HOW WILL YOU KNOW if he makes the
same promise to a would be buyer of your home after he has you under
contract? Oh, that would quicken transactions all the way down the line.
Sellers typically accept offers they deem fair. If the home's value takes
a tumble, as it has here, sellers' expectations often fall with it. You don't
need someone working on the inside for you. Any listing agent is working
to get the home sold - that's what he was hired to do.
Good Luck with That,
Prudential Indiana Realty Group